5 July 2013

Egypt: Army's Interference in Political Affairs - Violation of Democratic State's Attributes - Government

Tunis — "The army's interference in political affairs, destitution of an elected president and suspension of the Constitution implementation constitute a violation of the democratic State's attributes," the Tunisian Government said on Friday in a statement following the last events in Egypt.

"These acts are rejected by international and African legislations," the government said, asserting "its attachment of principle" to the army's neutrality and its rejection of the military institution's interference in political affairs or the suspension of the Constitution implementation."

While denouncing the arrest of journalists and politicians and closing of media establishments, Tunisia exhorts Egypt, including all its components, to make the homeland's higher interest prevail, preserve national unity and civil peace, find a solution to this situation through dialogue and consensus, relaunch the democratic edification process and protect itself from any cause of division.

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